“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV). If you are looking for peace, you will find it only in Jesus. If you hear bad news, peace is in Jesus. Jesus is in you, so peace is in you. The Greek word for tribulation means “a pressing or pressure.” The word means anything that burdens the spirit.
I’m sure you can think of many situations or circumstances that burden the spirit. All these problems come from the outside. Inside you have peace. It’s how you view the pressure situations. Are you going to let them drag you down and steal your peace, or are you going to let peace rule? Are you going to guard your heart? Jesus said in the world we would have these pressing times. Let peace rule.